Almost every day I am asked this question by my patients – “Why Me?”
“I have no habits, I do not drink or smoke, I am still young and need a full life.”
“Why Me?Why should I get this disease out of the blue.”
Well, I think there is no real answer and I keep searching for the answer for myself.
I regularly read Om Swami’s blogpost which are practical and pragmatic. Lot of people obviously ask the same question to spritual teachers also. Why me ? Why should I have misery in life or unhappiness or broken relationship. He addressed this very well in his blogpost.
I think the most powerful quote of the blog is by Arthur Ashe. Arthur Ashe, the tennis legend and a gentleman, during coronary bypass surgery, had blood transfusion and unfortunately developed HIV because in those times the testing was not done. Finally when he was succumbing to the illness, he had great strength and wisdom to take that calamity also in his stride.
Arthur Ashe :
“The world over – 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals.
When I was holding the cup I never asked GOD ‘Why me?’.
And today in pain I should not be asking GOD ‘Why me?’ ”
It is so important for all of us to remember that when we are successful when we get awards, medals, good jobs and all the luck, we never questioned ‘Why me?’
We assume that yes, this is what we have earned, what we deserve as we worked hard and and some luck which also favours those who are brave.
But as soon as there is some calamity or something bad happens, you question ‘Why me?’
So there are no real answers to this, as ups and downs are perhaps part of life. Yes, you will have many many good days, good years in the run and suddenly something bad happens and that is how life is. Indian philosophy has a profound explanation- Karma. If it helps , then believe.
So stop questioning ‘Why me?’ Life is not always a bed of roses. There are thorns too.
Yes, it is a most difficult test of your life test and we HAVE to pass the tough examination.